What does acolyte mean?
The definition of acolyte
Ac`o*lyte, n.
Etym: [LL. acolythus, acoluthus, Gr. acolyte.]

1 (Eccl.)
One who has received the highest of the four minor orders in the Catholic church, being ordained to carry the wine and water and the lights at the Mass.
2 One who attends; an assistant. “With such chiefs, and with James and John as acolytes.” Motley.